Walleye are very adaptable fish that can be found in a variety of water conditions from cold and clear to warm and weedy all throughout Superior Country. They are the most active during the spring and fall and tend to retreat to deep cooler water during the warm months. Walleye are olive and gold in colour fading to a white underbelly with large dark spots on their backs.
The name walleye comes from the appearance of the fish; their eyes point outwards as if they are looking at a wall. If you hear locals talking about Pickerel, they are referring to the Walleye. The best time to catch Walleye is in the morning, evening, or on overcast days—these fish avoid the daylight. While catching Walleye with artificial bait can be successful, and necessary at times, using a jig and live bait (minnows, nightcrawlers, or leeches) will achieve more consistent results.